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Frontier Women in 1816 Indiana

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Part III – Health and Childbirth For a woman in early Indiana, childbirth was a very real part of her life. More births were attended by female midwives than male doctors…

Frontier Women in 1816 Indiana

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Part II – Cooking There can be no argument that the bulk of the household chores on the frontier was the domain of the women and chief among these was the…

Frontier Women in 1816 Indiana

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Part I – The Frontier Home Life on the frontier of Indiana at the dawn of statehood was not easy for anyone. But the hardships were perhaps especially acute for the…

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